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Haydn: Late Piano Works / Gary Cooper

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 58 in C major, H 16 no 48
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Variations on the Hymn "Gott erhalte den Kaiser, H i430
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Piano no 59 in E flat major
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : F Minor Variations
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 62 in E flat major, H 16 no 52
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Notes & Reviews:

The inspiration for this recording was derived from that all-too-rare occurrence: a perfect marriage of instrument and composer's music. The language of Haydn's later keyboard writing, with its kaleidoscopic range of expression, is perfectly matched by the gem of a piano used for this recording, dating from Vienna c.1785. It is an instrument capable of amazing breadth of touch and response. Haydn's last and greatest keyboard works richly deserve being heard on such a piano, in order that the fullest range of expression and depth of imagination contained in these remarkable pieces may be brought alive.

BBC Music Magazine
Interpretatively, Cooper offers a fascinatingly complementary approach to Andreas Staier in his outstanding late-Haydn box. ... Staier... proves on the whole stricter, crisper, more clear-cut in his dynamic contrasts... Cooper is more poetic in his phrasing, more sensitive in colour gradations, freer with the text as regards decoration, added octaves in the bass, and so on. ...of fortepiano Haydn should treat themselves to both Cooper and Staier: each enhances the other.

Gramophone Magazine
... Gary Cooper... opens with the formally inventive C major Sonata (HobXVI/48) and imbues the contrast between solemnity and skittering brilliance with all the drama of a Mozart fantasia. The inclusion not only of the masterly F minor Variations but also a rarity - the touching set based on the slow movement of Haydn's Emperor Quartet - is another plus.



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Works Details

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 58 in C major, H 16 no 48
  • Performer: Gary Cooper (Fortepiano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1789

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Variations on the Hymn "Gott erhalte den Kaiser, H i430
  • Performer: Gary Cooper (Fortepiano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1797-1799

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Piano no 59 in E flat major
  • Performer: Gary Cooper (Fortepiano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1789-90.
  • Running Time: 20 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1789-1790

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : F Minor Variations
  • Performer: Gary Cooper (Fortepiano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1793

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 62 in E flat major, H 16 no 52
  • Performer: Gary Cooper (Fortepiano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794.
  • Running Time: 22 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794